Library News Rodeo May 8, 2019

President Trump has called for the complete elimination of the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in his FY 2020 budget.

Campaign Updates

Save IMLS - Week 8

President Trump has called for the complete elimination of the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in his FY 2020 budget.

Our call to action is simple: Congress needs to hear from Americans in every district that fully funding the Institute of Library and Museum Services is a priority. It’s a small amount of money in the federal budget. IMLS supports innovative programs in libraries, archives, and museums around the country. Don’t let these cuts stand.

Take action at today!

Tweet for School Libraries

We know that you support school libraries in the United States. We also know that you understand how important these educational institutions are to the future success of our country. Unfortunately, many of our political leaders on both sides of the political spectrum haven’t heard from you or people like you. That’s why EveryLibrary has made it easy for you to reach your friends, family, and colleagues and encourage them to contact their state representatives about supporting school libraries through our petition platform with new Twitter and Facebook links.

Report a threat to school librarians and let us help you fight for your school library!

EveryLibrary Events

Join us in Washington DC for our Annual Fundraiser to Support Libraries!

We’re excited to bring you another fun fundraiser during the American Library Association Conference in Washington DC. Built on the success of the sell-out fundraiser at ALA in New Orleans and the fun we had throwing axes in Philadelphia during PLA, we are planning another sell-out event with a lot of fun activities, free drinks, light snacks, and networking opportunities for attendees as well as special guests.

Trainings for Library Leaders

Legislative Day Training - EveryLibrary Institute

Library Legislative Day has the potential to be one of the most effective and politically powerful days of the year. This is an excellent opportunity to meet with your state’s leaders and advocate for renewed interest in funding libraries at the state level, build support for pieces of legislation that are favorable to libraries, and to cultivate political power to fight against anti-library legislation. This webinar is a great introduction to anyone who is interested in building relationships with legislators and cultivating the political power that libraries need at the state-level to ensure their future success.

Featured Campaign of the Week

Brownsville PA Library Flood Recovery

After a devastating water leak, the small and underfunded library in Brownsville, PA. needs our help and support today! This damage dramatically impacted the Children’s Activity Room in the lower level. This is especially devastating as that the library had recently spent $9,500 from their small savings to make necessary repairs and renovations to the children’s room. Please help the Brownsville Library recover by making a tax-deductible donation today.

Neat Stuff Libraries and Librarians do

Libraries Go Beyond Books

When you want to reread To Kill a Mockingbird, your local library is a logical destination. But what about when you want to identify the bird you keep hearing outside your bedroom window?

Turns out, your library might be able to help you with that, too.

In addition to movie streaming services libraries in the Upper Valley offer a long list of items beyond books, ranging from the scholarly to the sporty, the commonplace to the quirky.

Consumer Watch: Libraries of Today are Far More than Books

A public library's purpose today is much more than simply to provide access to books; these days, they enrich their communities and truly improve quality of life for its citizens by offering all kinds of resources.

Five Ways Local Libraries can help Small Business and Entrepreneurs

Here are 5 effective things smart libraries do to positively impact small businesses and local entrepreneurship in an easy-to-share.  They truly are the superheroes of economic development in every community.